CHAPTER II, PROVISIONS REGARDING RENT Section 17

"Time limit for making deposit and consequences of incorrect particulars in application for
deposit.—(1) No rent and other charges deposited under section 16 shall be considered to have been
validly deposited under that section, unless the deposit is made within twenty-one days of the time
referred to in section 15 for payment of the rent and other charges payable.
(2) No such deposit shall be considered to have been validly made, if the tenant wilfully makes any
false statement in his application for depositing the rent and other charges payable, unless the landlord has
withdrawn the amount deposited before the date of filing an application for the recovery of possession of
the premises from the tenant.
(3) If the rent and other charges payable are deposited within the time mentioned in sub-section (1)
and do not cease to be a valid deposit for the reasons mentioned in sub-section (2), the deposit shall
constitute payment of rent and other charges payable to the landlord, as if the amount deposited had been
validly tendered"